Three Cornered Pond 10-13-13

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Three Cornered Pond 10-13-13

Postby Sjroche » Tue Oct 15, 2013 8:44 pm

On Sunday, my wife Jean and I traveled down to Miles Standish State Forest to paddle Three Cornered Pond.
Some photos here plus links to Flicker below for more.
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It's a small but interesting pond with no real launch area, but we made do. There is a nice beach area along the north shore, separating the pond from Round Pond next door. Skies were mostly cloudy and it was cool, breezy in the 60s - seems like the season is coming to an end.
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A Great Blue heron held court, hunting for frogs and fish.
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Spotted a Spotted Sandpiper too:
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Some more photos on Flicker here:
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjKHGpQu
and some more of the heron here:
http://flic.kr/s/aHsjKHDr3V

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Re: Three Cornered Pond 10-13-13

Postby Chip » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:32 am

Nice pics. Is that the pond heading over the College pond from headquarters? Small parking spot and launch?
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Re: Three Cornered Pond 10-13-13

Postby Azane » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:42 am

Thanks for posting, must have been a fun day...nice fauna shots!

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Re: Three Cornered Pond 10-13-13

Postby pat » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:26 pm

Nice report, Stephen! Thanks for the photos. I'll have to take a trip over there so I can document possible launch spots.
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Re: Three Cornered Pond 10-13-13

Postby kayakerjnj » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:25 pm

Great pictures, you've got a great eye. :)
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Re: Three Cornered Pond 10-13-13

Postby Sjroche » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:13 pm

This pond is along the road from HQ to College Pond, but no launch. We had to cross over a wooden guard rail and down a slope to gain access. The pond with launch & parking is New Long Pond, along the same road, but sooner. Quiet water, very nice. The best pond by far is East Head, right at HQ.

One item to note is that these ponds are being taken over by Carolina Fanwort, an invasive plant species. Both East Head and Three Cornered are pretty full of it. Doesn't impact paddling except at very shallow depths.

Thanks all for the kind words on the photography. Just started with it in June, but enjoying thoroughly - goes good with the kayak thing too.
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Re: Three Cornered Pond 10-13-13

Postby pat » Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:27 am

Sjroche wrote:these ponds are being taken over by Carolina Fanwort

Sounds like the name of some evil woman from a comic book.
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Re: Three Cornered Pond 10-13-13

Postby Chip » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:24 am

pat wrote:
Sjroche wrote:these ponds are being taken over by Carolina Fanwort

Sounds like the name of some evil woman from a comic book.


Or a professor at Hogwarts
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